Gapplin is an SVG image viewer/converter.

This application has features especially for designers, who treat SVG images in their works. It's the perfect way to use Gapplin as a live-previewer for SVG images besides editing them in your text editor. You can also process multiple SVG files using AppleScript or bundled Automator actions. In any case, you can, of course, use this as just a simple viewer.

■ Key Features
- SVGZ preview
- animation SVG preview
- export to PNG/TIFF/PDF with alpha channel
- WebKit rendering engine
- auto-redraw
- background color switch
- Quick Look support for SVG/SVGZ files
- AppleScript/Automator support
- open displayed SVG files in your favorite editor

What’s New

Version 1.5.3

- Fix the background of white QuickLooked SVG images.

What's New in Version 1.5.2

- Draw the background of QuickLooked SVG images in black if the image is (almost) pure white.
- Support SVG that determines its size with percentages.
- Fix the Gapplin's automator action “Convert SVG Images”.
- Fix an issue where the image height display in the info bar could be wrong.
- Fix status bar displaying destination URL of a hovered link.
- Fix localization of preferences window toolbar labels.
- Fix layout of export dialog options.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
25 Ratings
25 Ratings
isaac32767 ,

Works OK, but ....

I only installed this because it didn't occur to me to try the graphics file previewer built into Finder, which is simpler to use. Web browsers can also render SVG (obviously!) but tend to leave out the page boundary.

There's a text editor, which I don't see much use for. Also a simple format converter, which could be very useful if you don't want to bother with advanced SVG tools. Really the only reason to use this app.

ScorpioRisingScorpio ,

Pretty Much Awesome

Made some AWS cloud diagram things and was able to export the svgs from that to png from Gapplin for use in a GOOG doc. Could not have been easier. Thank You!

Bikrrr ,

Great overall, but doesn’t show thumbnails on High Sierra

I mainly installed Gapplin to enable better thumbnails in Finder, and it does that well on two of my three Macs. But the one I’ve upgraded to High Sierra, doesn’t show thumbnails. I’ve submitted an issue with the Gapplin but no response yet.


13.8 MB
macOS 10.12.2 or later, 64-bit processor
English, German, Japanese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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